Category : Family Law
Parents Test the Limits of Maryland Family Law
In recent days, parents in Montgomery County, Maryland have been engaged in a heated debate over the rights and wrongs of “free range” parenting. Two children aged 10 and 6 were allowed by their parents to walk on their own from a local park to the family home. The walk of one mile took them through downtown Silver Spring, a busy metropolitan area. A bystander saw the unaccompanied children and called the police. The police arrived at the scene, picked up the children and contacted Montgomery County Child Protective Services. It was a Sunday afternoon and it took over five hours before the children were eventually reunited with the parents, who signed an agreement not to leave their children unattended again.